Im digging the simplicity of the Boiled Peanut!
Boiled in: HAWAIIAN RED ALAEA SALT.
Two steps. Two ingredients. 13 hour process. Soak raw for 8 hours. Simmer for 5. The actual peanut that comes out of the shell after this process looks so incredibly healthy.
Quick Energy Boost
A 1/2-cup of boiled peanuts has 286 calories, with 12 grams of protein, no cholesterol and 2 grams of natural sugar. If you have a long wait between lunch and dinner, boiled peanuts can make a nutritious snack that keeps you energized, feeds your brain and muscles and helps to hold you over until your next meal. They also have 8 grams of fiber, helping you to feel satisfied.
Vitamin E and B Vitamins
A rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E, provide one-fourth of your recommended daily intake in a 1/2-cup serving. They also have a wealth of B-complex vitamins, which are crucial for the growth and development of your muscles and organs. B vitamins help your body form red blood cells and folic acid, or folate, which can help prevent some birth defects. Each 1/2-cup serving of boiled peanuts has one-fifth of your daily requirement for thiamine and one-sixth of your folate intake. It gives you 10 to 20 percent of your daily requirement for vitamin B-6 and niacin.
Minerals for Bones, Teeth, Nerves and Muscles
A 1/2-cup serving of boiled peanuts provides 30 percent of the magnesium you need each day and 25 percent of your daily requirement of phosphorus. Both of these minerals benefit your bones and teeth. Magnesium helps ensure proper nerve function and muscle contraction, while phosphorus helps your body convert food into energy. Boiled peanuts also contain one-fifth of your recommended daily intake of zinc, a mineral that has antioxidant properties and promotes wound healing.
Add to all of the above:
Hawaiian red alaea salt is said to compose up to 80 different naturally occurring minerals, including potassium and magnesium, which are typically stripped from processed table salts. These nutrients help regulate blood pressure and keep bones strong. One serving of alaea salt has approximately one-fifth less sodium chloride than an equal portion of table salt. Small amounts of harvested red alaea enrich the sea salt with iron oxide, adding to it a source of digestible dietary iron.
Salt is viewed as a Yin, and it has a cooling effect when ingested in the body. It tends to move energy downward and inward and has a “centering” earthy quality. It moistens dryness and softens hardened lumps and stiffness. Salt improves digestion, detoxifies the body and can purge the bowels.
Since I’m the queen of cooking without salt, and water is my main daily drink... this below makes sense to me:
Drinking too much water during exercise may dilute the sodium content in your blood, and dehydration also causes your body to lose fluids and electrolytes, which may cause your sodium level to dip. So you need to get that balance right.
So these boiled peanuts seem to be exactly what My body wants/needs at this time.
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